Summer leaves not only a handful of shells, a bronze tan and a couple of new wrinkles in memory of itself, but also a whole bunch of scorched strands on our heads. Usually we write off all this “guard” on unsuccessful genes, because otherwise we would have to admit that no one wore a hat to the beach.
Not to mention the city, because beauty requires sacrifice, and styling – a serious investment.
Taking responsibility for themselves is also hindered by the fact that at first everything goes smoothly. In the summer, hair playfully shimmers in the sun, obediently obey the comb and, as a rule, fade very effectively. But closer to September, the situation is completely out of control.
Hair loses shine and spoils the whole picture with its unhappy look.
Why it happens? Every hair outside is covered with a cuticle – the outer protective layer, which consists of the smallest scales.
Under the influence of ultraviolet they rise, and the water that is present in the cellular structures evaporates. The hair is drained and brittle, and the ends begin to split.
Wind, salt water and bleach from the pool only aggravate the situation.
Even in the recent past, only scissors were taken to correct the mistake, but fortunately we were more fortunate: modern hair restoration products are quite capable of solving the problem. Moreover, large-scale reconstruction can be carried out in an accelerated mode.
Success at the end of the journey awaits those who understand what it does and why. This aphorism should be your compass for the next month. First of all, you should bet on specialized rulers designed for active restoration of damaged hair.
The task will be one: to smooth the scales so that they are tightly pressed against each other. Then the strands will again shine and sparkle.
You understood everything correctly: the effect will be purely visual, but it is not really necessary to demand anything more from the hair. It is impossible to revive the dead structure, but if the hair looks healthy and well-groomed, the mission will already be considered completed.
However, you can achieve the desired effect in different ways. In the most advanced means of recovery series, two key ingredients are most often used: keratin and dimethicone.
Both of them at the hearing, but on the Internet they are praised, then scolded. “Dimethicone is a very high-quality silicone,” Marina Gaidachuk, a trichologist, a leading specialist of the Aesthetic Clinic of the European Medical Center, dot the “i”. – It is used even by manufacturers of very expensive professional hair care products. And these brands are wildly popular with many Hollywood stars. But for them it is no secret that Dimethicone in high doses is harmful.
There’s just no other way out for celebrities. From daily styling, pleyok, hair dryer, scorching light spotlights in film and television studios, the hair is injured and drained, but they must always look perfect. Dimethicone covers them with a film, smoothing the cuticle, and at the same time seals the inside.
And it perfectly reflects the light, so the strands after its use shine dazzlingly. But at the same time, the skin of the head is covered with a film, due to which cellular respiration is disturbed.
Gradually, less oxygen and nutrients begin to flow to the hair follicles. As a result, the hair begins to thin.
Do not overlook the weighting property of dimethicone, which only accelerates the process of hair loss. My advice: you need to use means with this ingredient in the composition wisely. If you resort to them as a one-time action, for example, before a social events or going to the theater, when you need to look your best, silicone will work like a magic wand.
But on a daily basis you should not use it, especially for owners of fine hair: they are at the greatest risk. ”
Another thing – keratin, the main contender of silicone. This protein is one of the key structural elements of our hair.
When strands are injured under the influence of ultraviolet radiation, high temperatures, frequent staining, the keratin protective layer becomes thinner. Then you need to bring a strategically important component from the inside. And although the keratin mixture envelops the hair along the entire length, skin respiration does not suffer, and the strands do not become heavier. “True, the result will not be so daunting, but visually the curls will look healthy,” continues Marina Gaidachuk. “And if you start using keratin products on an ongoing basis, the situation will improve every time.”
I also advise you to look for hyaluronic acid in the composition. It will provide dry and damaged hair with the necessary level of moisture and return the initial elasticity to the cellular structure.
This will be the second half of success. ”